Saturday, May 12, 2012

calvin and hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes
by Bill Watterson

Synopsis from Goodreads:  In November 1985, the magic of Calvin and Hobbes first appeared on the funny pages, introducing the world to a wondrous pair of friends. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this distinguished partnership between a six-year-old boy and his (sometimes) stuffed tiger, Watterson has prepared a special book, which shares his thoughts on cartooning and is illustrated throughout with black-and-white and color cartoons.

What I think:  Without question Calvin and Hobbes is the greatest comic ever written.  I think what makes this collection so good is that it goes beyond just being funny.  The friendship between a little boy and his stuffed tiger is touching and genuine.  This is one of my very favorite Calvin and Hobbes images.  It represents why I love the book so much.

ps. Guess what inspired me to name my cat Calvin?

Image #1 via Goodreads.  Image #2 via

1 comment:

  1. one of my favorite Calvin + Hobbs is when the toast pops way up out of the toaster and Hobbs says to Calvin, "that's amazing! i wonder where the bread went"